Reminder: Mobile players are going to see this patch arrive a little later, usually 1-2 hours. This is always the case for mobile Hearthstone patches.
The nerfs that Blizzard announced yesterday are now live which means we have the next two weeks to disenchant these cards for full value. Not in the loop on the card changes? Not a problem!
- Incanter's Flow - Cost is now 3 mana (Up from 2).
- Battleground Battlemaster - Cost is now 6 mana (Up from 5).
- Granite Forgeborn - Health is now 4 (Down from 5).
- Conviction (Rank 1) - All ranks now cost 2 mana (Up from 1).
- Flesh Giant - Cost is now 9 mana (Up from 8).
- Darkglare - Cost is now 3 mana (Up from 2). Stats increased from 2/3 to 3/4.
- Kolkar Pack Runner - Cost is now 3 mana (Up from 2). Stats increased from 2/3 to 3/4.
- Il'gynoth - Cost is now 6 mana (Up from 4). Stats increased from 2/6 to 4/8.
If you missed the original comments from Blizzard on why these cards were nerfed, here's what they had to say.
Dev Comments: After two weeks of monitoring the rapidly evolving United in Stormwind launch metagame, we’re making a few balance changes to slow down the speed of the game by a turn or two. Overall, this translates to two things: limiting the efficiency at which combo decks can assemble the pieces they need to win, and reducing the burst damage that board-based decks have access to from hand. We hope that these changes will give a bit more room for slower strategies to find success in this meta, and we’ll continue to keep an eye on the live game to see if any further changes are needed.
When Do August's Card Nerfs Dust Refunds End?
The above cards will all remain disenchantable for full arcane dust value through August 31.
When Blizzard offers dust refunds for nerfed and changed cards, they do so for two weeks following the patch. We always recommend getting your dust as soon as possible though so you don't forget to take advantage of the situation. With that said, we'll have a reminder post go live in advance of the end of the disenchant period.
New Feature: Refund Keyword in the Collection
When Patch 21.0 hit with preparations for United in Stormwind, a very important feature was added to the collection manager. No more do we need to manually go looking for refund-capable cards because Blizzard added in a new keyword that will find them for you.
By typing "refund" in the collection manager search box, you will now be able to find these cards together and make your decision on whether or not they are getting dusted. An excellent addition to the game that unfortunately took this long to make happen. It doesn't matter though, we'll always take a quality of live improvement and as they say, the second best time to plant a tree is today.
Searching “Refund” in the Collection will now populate with cards eligible for a dust refund.